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TIP #039: Be careful how you order pins on your connectors

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Why? For example, you may want GND/PWR separate CLK signal from the others, it helps minimize crosstalk between signals on a cable. You may want to consider how currents will flow. You may want to prevent board damage when the mating connector is inserted the other way round. Note: This …

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TIP #036: Buy a good mouse

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Why? When doing schematic and layout for weeks / months / years and moving your hand all the time, you really need a good mouse. Otherwise, sooner or later, your hand is going to hurt. Note: This is a tip from my new book which I am preparing. If you …

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TIP #034: Have a look at what your competition is using

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Why? In some cases you may want to use exactly the same components because of software / hardware compatibility. It may also help to prevent possible problems (there may be a reason why they chose particular chips). Note: This is a tip from my new book which I am preparing. …

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